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Old 06-06-2018, 08:15 PM
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Smile Stellar day!! With old gold too!!

Hello everyone. My old buddy Coinrex and I decided to hit a couple old parks where we grew up. Knowing full well they’ve been hit nonstop for decades, we agreed that we’d only dig the deepest and iffiest targets no matter the TID. So, my second target(6-23 on the Etrac) rang up at 7+”. Hoping for an old button, I recovered this amazing old and engraved 18k men’s wedding band. Wow!!! I immediately considered the day a success even though we just got started.
After a couple more hours with little success, we decided to hit a second park where Coinrex had had some success last year(half dime and a few barber dimes). I randomly wandered to a spot that seemed inconspicuous(near a modern building). I got a 12-33 on the Etrac at around 6”. Hoping for an Indian, out comes this amazing 1853 seated half dime. Unreal!! Then 6” away I get a higher tone at the same depth. Cool! Pocket spill! Im thinking a seated dime and unbelievably it ended in o being an 1825 capped bust dime!!
What an incredible day! And the best part was that I was able to share it with one of my oldest friends. He and I began detecting together in 1985 when were 14 years old. A perfect day.
Thanks for reading and happy hunting everyone. And remember, those old parks are rarely ever truly ‘hunted out’. Walk in there like you own the place! Ha!

* I’ll try to make the pics be in some sort of sensible order, but meh- you know...
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:17 PM
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Holy cow, amazing finds!!!! Congrats !!!

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Old 06-06-2018, 08:48 PM
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What can I say other than nice job and congratulations!

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Old 06-06-2018, 09:15 PM
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Wow is right! That ring is over the top!

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Old 06-06-2018, 09:20 PM
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Amazing Finds !! Congrats on the silver and old gold ring. That is so cool.

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Old 06-06-2018, 09:25 PM
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Absolutely amazing finds!


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Old 06-06-2018, 09:32 PM
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I am totally in awe! THE BEST DAY EVER!

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Old 06-06-2018, 09:53 PM
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Stellar is quite the understatement!
Amazing hunt right there

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Old 06-06-2018, 11:12 PM
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Excellent job!

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Old 06-06-2018, 11:29 PM
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Wow, you had a great day is right! Those half dimes are extra special...congrats!

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Old 06-07-2018, 12:27 AM
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Wow, what an awesome old silver finds, and the gold well that goes without saying......but I'll say it anyway, AMAZING!! Congrats Schweddy
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:31 AM
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Heck Eric, just getting out with a old friend made the day a great success. But no you were not satisfied by that you go add some cake and dig a Gold Ring. Amazing! Still your not happy, you want icing and then there is a Seated Half Dime and it looks to be in great shape. Still not enough you want candles. Now the Bust Dime, a bit worn but for most of us a bucketlister. I guess this is where I say congrats and to let you know I'm green with envy. I hope Coinrex had a good day also. Despite the envy I'm really very happy for you. Wow Eric felt I had to add a bit after finding out the Bust was you 700th Silver Coin. What a rewarding adventure. Trapper

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:40 AM
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awesome hunt! I like the hunts with a purpose...sometimes I try them but still end up digging everything anyways

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:41 AM
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Great finds!!! Congrats!!!!!
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:04 PM
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Awesome hunt there, hard to beat two great old silvers and some gold, wow!

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Old 06-07-2018, 12:34 PM
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Great hunting! Wow! All 3 are on my bucket list lol

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Old 06-07-2018, 12:34 PM
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Sorry for the late reply, but BIG CONGRATZ on an awesome hunt and day! I still say you have a “sixth sense” for finding silver (&gold)!!! Yeah man, was great gettin’ out with you for a hunt and seeing those incredible finds......
ALL YOU GUYS ON THE FORUM.....I hope SCHWEDDY doesn’t mind me telling you this....but the Capped Bust Dime WAS SCHWEDDY’s CAREER 700th SILVER COIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he’s being modest not mentioning it, but I just HAD too......UNBELIEVEABLE MAN!!!

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Old 06-07-2018, 01:20 PM
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I must also congratulate you firstly on a long and lasting friendship, those are the real Life treasure a fellow can cherish and value....... These amazingly Sweet old finds though? Yeah...! Icing on the cake! Great post and hunt there Schweddy!

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Old 06-07-2018, 03:50 PM
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Congrats on that old gold and the silver too!

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CoinRex View post
Sorry for the late reply, but BIG CONGRATZ on an awesome hunt and day! I still say you have a “sixth sense” for finding silver (&gold)!!! Yeah man, was great gettin’ out with you for a hunt and seeing those incredible finds......
ALL YOU GUYS ON THE FORUM.....I hope SCHWEDDY doesn’t mind me telling you this....but the Capped Bust Dime WAS SCHWEDDY’s CAREER 700th SILVER COIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he’s being modest not mentioning it, but I just HAD too......UNBELIEVEABLE MAN!!!
Haha! Thanks man. I wasn’t being modest though. I was so excited that I forgot to mention the capped bust was my 700th career silver(not including when we were kids). It’s been quite a ride for the last 7 years since getting back into the hobby together. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined we’d do so well. When we were were kids, a mercury dime would put us over the moon. So glad we get to experience this together.

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